“FG Spent ₦198.84 Billion To Combat Terrorism Under Two Years”, Finance Ministry Tells Senate

 “FG Spent ₦198.84 Billion To Combat Terrorism Under Two Years”, Finance Ministry Tells Senate

The Ministry of Finance has informed the Senate Committee on Army that the Federal Government spent ₦198.84 billion to fight terrorism from 2019 till date.

The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, in the Finance Ministry, Mr Aliyu Shinkafi, said all the funds appropriated for the war against insurgency had been released to the Military authorities.

The Permanent Secretary told the Committee that ₦75 billion was appropriated and released in 2019.

Mr Shinkafi also told the senators that ₦75 billion was appropriated in 2020 but that ₦74.99 billion was released.

TINU

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